So I guess this is where I’m allowed to talk about myself and this blog that is all about me and my thoughts and still not look like a narcissist?
Well, I like long walks on the beach, soppy romantic comedies and strawberries dipped in chocolate. No, relax! I’m kidding!
So here are the deets if you’re really interested:
First of all, let’s start with who I am. Biology might be the best springboard so: I am of Portuguese origin. Go ahead, throw in a “fish shop / fruit & veg / café on the corner” joke. Whip out a razor for my moustache. We’ve heard it all, and I say we because, as you know, there are hordes of us 😉 My immediate family isn’t particularly large though. I have one younger brother, Ramano. It’s an Italian name. Apparently when it comes to boys named Ramano, “the more angry you get, the more he’ll tease you”. I learned that the hard way. Luckily I’m a fast learner.
Both my parents and grandparents are full-blooded porras. My mother was born in Madeira – a Portuguese island off the coast of Portugal. I, on the other hand, was born and bred in the Mother City that is Cape Town, South Africa.
At the time of publishing this, I am 22 years old and celebrate my birthday on 18th September. Yes, I’m a virgo. I don’t live my life by horoscopes but I’ll admit those things DO fascinate the bajeebers out of me. Along with palmistry, numerology, spirituality – anything mystifying or unintelligible.
Being Portuguese you’d safely bet that I was christened and confirmed as a Roman Catholic and, of course, raised accordingly. However, I can’t say that my parents are at all the autocratic, all-powerful, hairy Portuguese types who lock me in a dungeon by night and bring me out only to cook and clean and give two kisses to groping uncles. Nope, we are pretty modern. Even my grandparents are a lot more laid-back than Portuguese grandparents could be expected to be.
As for my career path, I have just written my last exam before I obtain my teaching degree (BEd – Bachelor of Education) but apparently I’m a sucker for punishment… After 4 years of hitting the books, I’ll be back at university next year to work at getting my Honours in Community Education and Learning Support. Most teachers teach because they “love children”. I like children, don’t get me wrong, but I love teaching. I love learning. I love knowledge and I love advancement of the human race. I don’t teach little children. I teach people whom I hope will become the best citizens society can gain. People who will somehow be inspired to change the world. Or at least change one person’s life for the better – as I aim to do.
I’m not going to bore you by ranting and raving about much more because you will get to know me by reading my blogs.
I will leave you with one last sprinkling though:
I do love strawberries dipped in chocolate. Who doesn’t? 😉